The PhD is a doctoral degree, specifically called a "doctor of philosophy" degree. This is misleading because PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy!). That said, PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways.
A Political Science PhD will let you specialize mainly in American Politics, European Politics, Asian Politics, African and Middle Eastern Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Methodology, and Political Philosophy.
Portugal is one of the warmest European countries. University programs are very affordable. In fact Portugal has one of the lowest living costs for students. Enjoy the the great beaches in Algarve or the old wings of history in the capital city of Lisbon.
Lisbon is Portugal's capital city and has a population of more than 500,000 persons within its administration. With the European Union, Lisbon comes 11 in terms of population and among the oldest cities on earth. There are 3 leading universities in Lisbon namely; Lisbon University, Technical University of Lisbon and the New Lisbon University.
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